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Monaco Grand Prix stats and facts

The Monaco Grand Prix was Mark Webber’s 4th of his career. See more stats and facts from the Monaco Grand Prix here:

  • This was Red Bull’s sixth 1-2 finish in their history, their second this year.
  • This was Mark Webber’s fourth pole position of his career, which puts him level with Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, Didier Pironi and Mike Hawthorn.
  • This was also Webber’s fourth win of his career which puts him level with Eddie Irvine, Bruce McLaren and Dan Gurney.
  • This was also Sebastian Vettel’s fourth fastest lap of his career, which puts him level with Jean Alesi, Jo Siffert, Partick Depallier and Jean-Pierre Beltoise.
  • This is the first ever time that both Force India cars have finished in the points together.
  • There are now only two drivers who have scored points in all the 2010 races so far: Mark Webber and Felipe Massa.
  • This was the first time in 51 years that an Australian has won the Monaco Grand Prix, the last time was in 1959 by Sir Jack Brabham.

More stats and facts will be added soon.

Stats and facts from the Spanish Grand Prix

Mark Webber took his third Grand Prix victory this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix. Here are some more stats and facts from this weekend’s racing:

  • As you already know, this is Red Bull’s fifth pole position of the year, all of the races so far. The record for most pole positions in a season goes to McLaren in 1988, where they took pole in 15 of the 16 races (94%) that year.
  • Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap, the 138th for a McLaren driver.
  • Mark Webber took his third career victory. This puts him alongside Mike Hawthorn, Giancarlo Fisichella, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Didier Pironi and Johnny Herbert.
  • This was Red Bull’s 8th win of their history, which puts them only 1 behind Brawn GP.
  • This was the tenth year in a row, at the Spanish Grand Prix, that the pole sitter has won the race. On the other hand, this is the first time in 2010 that the pole sitter has won.
  • This was the first time in 2010 that Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Glock made it to the chequered flag.
  • Mark Webber got incredibly close to the Grand Schlem (pole, fastest lap, and lead the race from start to finish), but Lewis Hamilton took the fastest lap near the end of the race.
  • For the first time in 12 races, there was no Mercedes-powered car on the podium.
  • This was the 40th race of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Chinese Grand Prix facts and stats

McLaren recorded their first 1-2 finish since Italy 2007

McLaren recorded their first 1-2 finish since Italy 2007

The Chinese Grand Prix saw the seventh different winner of the Chinese GP in a row. Here are some of the other stats and facts from the weekend:

  • McLaren’s 1-2 finish was their first since the Italian Grand Prix in 2007. This was McLaren’s 45th 1-2 finish in their history. It was also the first British 1-2 finish since the 1999 Austrian GP, with Eddie Irvine leading David Coulthard.
  • Vitaly Petrov scored his first ever points in F1, and Russia’s first ever as well. It is now the 33rd country to produce a points-scoring driver.
  • The Chinese Grand Prix has not yet been won twice by the same driver. So far, it has been won by Rubens Barrichello, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Jenson Button.
  • There has only been one race so far this year where a constructor has not recorded a 1-2 finish, in Australia.
  • Sebastian Vettel recorded his 8th pole position of his career. This puts him in 31st place overall, alongside Ricardo Patrese and John Surtees.
  • Jenson Button has now won 9 races in his Formula 1 career. This puts him in 31st position overall, ahead of Denny Hulme and behind James Hunt and Gerhard Berger.
  • Lewis Hamilton set only his fourth fastest lap of his career. He lies 51st overall, tied with Patrick Depallier, Jean Alesi, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jo Siffert. It was the 137th fastest lap for a McLaren driver.
  • So far this year, no driver has won a race from pole position. The last person to do so was Sebastian Vettel in Suzuka 2009.
  • Mercedes power locked out the entire podium, the first time that this has happened since 1955 at Aintree, when Stirling Moss lead Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling to the chequered flag at the British Grand Prix.
  • Both Virgin and Sauber only have one classified finish each. Neither Kamui Kobayashi or Timo Glock have finished a race yet.

If you have any more to contribute, let me know.

Stats and facts from the Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari have now scored over 5,000 constructor points

Ferrari have now scored over 5,000 constructor points

Here are some stats and facts from the weekend in Bahrain:

  • Fernando Alonso joined Nigel Mansell, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mario Andretti and Kimi Raikkonen in the list of drivers who won their first race for Ferrari.
  • Alonso took his 22nd Grand Prix win, which puts him joint tenth overall alongside Damon Hill.
  • He also took his 14th fastest lap, putting him 18th overall.
  • Sebastian Vettel took his sixth pole position. This puts him level with Emerson Fittipaldi, Phil Hill, Carlos Reutemann, Ralf Schumacher, Jean-Pierre Jaboiulle and Alan Jones.
  • Lewis Hamilton got his 28th podium in 53 race starts.
  • Ferrari got their 80th 1-2 finish, and their first since the 2008 French Grand Prix.
  • Because of the 1-2, Ferrari also claimed the most points scored for a constructor in one race- 43 points. Technically, a maximum of 817 is possible this season.
  • Rubens Barrichello has now matched Graham Hill’s record of starting 18 Grand Prix seasons.
  • Since 2005, there have been 5 different teams and 6 different drivers who have taken pole (In order: Alonso, Schumacher, Massa, Kubica, Trulli, Vettel). Of these 6, only 2 of them have won that race they got pole in.
  • In 16 of the past 20 seasons, the winner of the first race has gone on to win that year’s world championship. Oddly enough, those who won the first race but not the title all started the season in Melbourne.
  • This is the 4th consecutive season opener where Robert Kubica has failed to score a point.
  • Ferrari have now scored 5,038.27 points in their history.
  • This race was the first featuring a 24-car grid since the 1995 Pacific Grand Prix.

If you have any more statistics, let me know.

Bahrain Friday practice analysis

The first 2 practice sessions of the 2010 F1 season concluded today, and we have much to learn from it. Without further ado, here are the main points we have learned:

Massa’s consistency

In FP1, it was apparent that Ferrari had a very good long-distance package in their car. Here, my graph shows the consistency of his lap times (certain laps have been omitted because of stoppages in pits etc):

Apart from a few slips, Massa's laps were very solid

Apart from a few slips, Massa's laps were very solid

If you leave out the slower laps, you will see that all of Massa’s other laps are nearly exactly the same all the time. Here, we can see how Ferrari are more geared towards full-race setup, rather than McLaren and Red Bull’s qualifying setup.

Lotus vs Virgin

The battle of the new teams has begun, and it appears that Lotus is currently in the lead. Here, we compare the times of Trulli, Kovalainen, Glock and Di Grassi across both sessions:

Lotus vs Virgin - Friday Practice 1

Lotus vs Virgin - Friday Practice 1

Lotus vs Virgin - Friday Practice 2

Lotus vs Virgin - Friday Practice 2

The first graph doesn’t show much difference between the two, bar Glock’s last lap. However, FP2 is where the gap between the two teams begin to show. While Kovalainen and Trulli got quicker and quicker, di Grassi was going nowhere, and Glock was unable to set enough laps to properly count.

Hamilton vs Button

This time, it’s a battle inside the team, as Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button fight for the top spot in the team. Here are their times from FP1 and FP2:

Button vs Hamilton - Friday Practice 1

Button vs Hamilton - Friday Practice 1

Button vs Hamilton - Friday Practice 2

Button vs Hamilton - Friday Practice 2

Near perfect symmetry. That is what anyone would use to describe the two session performances, especially FP2. Bar the one slip, which both had, the times are incredibly close, with Hamilton just edging Button in more laps.

Clearly, there is going to be no whitewash in McLaren this year. If these statistics carry on into the rest of the year, get ready for an extremely close battle between the two Brits.

Jerez test 2 statistics

Over the last 4 days in Jerez we have seen 16,534 km of F1 cars being tested in the dry, wet, and windy conditions. Here I have compiled all of the statistics that I could find and put it into  simple charts.

Driver combined times (Jerez test 2):


Driver Team Car Fastest lap Difference
# of laps
1.

2.

J. Button

R. Kubica

McLaren

Renault

MP4-25

R30

1.18.871

1.19.114

0.000

+0.243

209

217

3.

4.

K. Kobayashi

M. Webber

Sauber

Red Bull

C29

RB6

1.19.188

1.19.299

+0.317

+0.428

145

202

5.

6.

V. Liuzzi

N. Rosberg

F. India

Mercedes

VJM03

W01

1.19.650

1.20.061

+0.779

+1.190

151

187

7.

8.

F. Alonso

J. Alguersuari

Ferrari

T. Rosso

F10

STR5

1.20.115

1.21.053

+1.244

+2.182

269

259

9.

10.

N. Hulkenberg

M. Schumacher

Williams

Mercedes

FW32

W01

1.21.432

1.21.437

+2.561

+2.566

275

190

11.

12.

A. Sutil

T. Glock

F. India

Virgin

VJM03

VR-01

1.21.939

1.22.433

+3.068

+3.562

97

136

13.

14.

S. Vettel

L. Hamilton

Red Bull

McLaren

RB6

MP4-25

1.22.593

1.23.017

+3.722

+4.146

191

144

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

F. Massa

S. Buemi

P. de la Rosa

J. Trulli

L. di Grassi

Kovalainen

P. di Resta

V. Petrov

R. Barrichello

F. Fauzy

Ferrari

T. Rosso

Sauber

Lotus

Virgin

Lotus

F. India

Renault

Williams

Lotus

F10

STR5

C29

T127

VR-01

T127

VJM03

R30

FW32

T127

1.23.204

1.23.322

1.23.367

1.23.470

1.23.504

1.23.521

1.25.088

1.26.237

1.27.145

1.31.848

+4.333

+4.451

+4.496

+4.599

+4.633

+4.650

+6.271

+7.366

+8.274

+12.977

80

103

109

141

34

98

130

112

179

76

Driver mileage (Jerez test 2):


Driver Distance covered (km)
1. N. Hulkenberg 1217.700
2. F. Alonso 1191.132
3. J. Alguersuari 1146.852
4. R. Kubica 960.876
5. J. Button 925.452
6. R. Barrichello 916.596
7. M. Webber 894.456
8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

N. Rosberg

M. Schumacher

S. Vettel

F. Massa

K. Kobayashi

J. Trulli

S. Buemi

L. Hamilton

V. Petrov

T. Glock

P. di Resta

V. Liuzzi

H. Kovalainen

A. Sutil

P. de la Rosa

F. Fauzy

L. di Grassi

890.028

841.320

748.332

726.192

642.060

624.348

602.208

571.212

491.508

487.080

473.796

460.512

433.944

429.516

371.952

336.528

150.552

Driver mileage- Total (3 days at Valencia and 8 at Jerez):


Driver # of laps Distance covered (km)
1. F. Alonso 613 2660.643
2. F. Massa 622 2658.618
3. R. Barrichello 594 2555.361
4. R. Kubica 593 2546.28
5. N. Hulkenberg 586 2541.510
6. J. Alguersuari 530 2305.809
7. M. Schumacher 520 2250.954
8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

25.

S. Buemi

N. Rosberg

J. Button

L. Hamilton

K. Kobayashi

P. de la Rosa

M. Webber

S. Vettel

V. Petrov

V. Liuzzi

A. Sutil

J. Trulli

T. Glock

P. di Resta

L. di Grassi

H. Kovalainen

G. Paffett

F. Fauzy

466

469

442

418

399

391

351

318

281

255

229

141

121

107

105

98

86

76

2010.573

2009.898

1922.490

1805.220

1726.164

1666.206

1554.228

1408.104

1212.543

1129.140

1014.012

624.348

535.788

473.796

464.940

433.944

344.430

336.528

Mileage per chassis (Total):


Chassis # of laps Distance covered (km)

1. F10 1235 5319.261
2. FW32 1180 5096.871
3. STR5 996 4316.382
4. W01 989 4260.852
5. MP4-25 946 4072.14
6. R30 874 3758.823
7. C29 790 3392.37
8.

9.

10.

11.

RB6

VJM03

T127

VR-01

669

591

315

226

2962.332

2616.948

1394.82

1000.728

Mileage per engine (Total):


Engine Name Distance covered (km)
1. Ferrari Type 056 13028.013
2. Mercedes FO108v 10949.94
3. Cosworth CA2010 7492.419
4. Renault RS27 6721.155
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